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Lessons in storm surge and Sandy’s politics

30 November 2012

Pedro Walpole, SJ with scientific contribution from Wendy Clavano Tropical cyclone Sandy killed 71 people when it blew through Haiti and Cuba last October.  In Haiti, over 370,000 people are still in tent cities since the January 2010 earthquake and the recent droughts and now floods have destroyed crops, compounding the problems.  Even if...
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Effect of rising seas on water levels: Records from Manila and Davao

14 June 2012

Wendy Clavano, PhD (Third of three parts) The increasing volume of the world’s ocean has been observed using various measurements that include a global coverage of sea surface heights by satellite altimeters and relative sea level by tide gauges at various locations.  Although the long-term records show an increase in the global average, some...
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Sea-level rise in the Philippines: ENSO and monsoon influences

31 May 2012

(Second of three parts) Wendy Clavano, PhD As the Earth rotates around the sun and energy is moved from the equator poleward, the ocean-atmosphere system responds by creating currents in the ocean where in places are large enough to be essentially permanent.  As the trade winds blow westward just above the equator, water is...
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Changing sea levels: The global context and Philippine coastal vulnerability

30 April 2012

Wendy Clavano, PhD (First of three parts) Sea levels are changing around the world and although natural variation is expected, there is an observed global rise on average.  This article, the first in a series of three, will attempt to provide information about the main causes of the change, why they differ with location,...
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